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I recently had surgery and was supposed to have some special medication when I left.
Unfortunately the discharging nurse forgot to let me know I needed this medication and so discharged me without sending me to the pharmacy.
When another nurse called me the next day to follow up how the surgery had gone she realised the mistake of her colleague. While she tried to organise an easier way for me to pick up the medication it ended up that we had to go all the way back to the hospital to do so.
This was a huge inconvenience.
The nurse acknowledged this was their mistake and apologise sincerely. While the inconvenience was the same – we had to drive back to the hospital – because of the nurses contrite attitude it didn’t make us feel quite so bad.
Our attitude makes a big difference to those we interact with. It shows what is truly in our hearts.
God speaks quite a lot about our heart in the Bible. He is less concerned about our outward appearance than he is about the health of our hearts.
If we have a good attitude it shows we have good in our hearts as well. When it comes to our daily interactions let us be mindful of not just the words we say but the attitude in which we say them. You can make a huge difference by showing people your true heart.
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.